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“God calls Broadway United Methodist Church to be a faith community embracing the diversity of our Chicago neighborhood and larger community. We welcome all persons – celebrating the human family’s God-given diversity of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, and physical or mental capacity. We also welcome persons of all social and economic classes and faith backgrounds. At Broadway, we are accepted into God’s nurturing family, which invites us into spiritual growth through worship, study, mission, and social action. We are grateful for the opportunities God gives us to experience and share the love of Christ.”
“Dios ha llamado a la Iglesia Metodista Unida de Broadway a ser una comunidad de fe, abrazando la diversidad, origniiada de Dios, de nuestro vecindario de Chicaog y la comunidad mayor. Les damos la bienvenida a todas personas — celebrando la diversidad de raza, genero, orientación sexual, y capacidad física o mental. También les damos la bienvenida a personas de cada clase social o económica, o tradición de fe. En la Igleisa Broadway, hemos sido aceptados a la familia abrigada de Dios, que nos invita al desarrollo spiritual por medio de la adoración, el studio, la misión y la acción social. Agradecemos la oportunidad que nos da Dios para disfrutar y compartir el amor de Jesucristo.”
Broadway United Methodist Church is open to all people and embraces both church and community organizations. It stands as a symbol of faith and love, inviting everyone to experience the spirit of God in worship and the world.
Established in 1891 on Halsted St, known as Christ's Chapel
1902 - Evanston Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church dedicated at current site
1914 - Name was changed to "Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church" in conjunction with the re-naming of the street. In 1963 the name was changed to "Broadway Methodist Church." In 1969 the denominations of Methodist and Evangelical United Breathren merged. The church was then called "Broadway United Methodist Church" and remains so today.
1983 - Fire gutted the original building and dedicated members committed to re-building. Some stained glass, the wooden cross and other artifacts from the old church were brought into the new setting.
1990 - Current building was consecrated
BROADWAY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Broadway is NOT your usual church! It is the essence of John Wesley and Methodism! It strives to be the soul of Jesus in ways that most other UM churches blatantly refuse to follow! And it is the only reason why my soul is alive today. How would you measure this in terms of success? Shalom.
When I approached the topic of "is it okay to call God 'Mother'?" I had a lot of skepticism, which was founded in what I believed I already knew about God (being raised in the traditional patriarchal Christian setting), but after sincerely approaching the topic (per Paul R. Smith's book) I quickly realized that I would be both disrespecting and marginalizing God in all aspects were I continue holding tight to a "masculine-only" definition of God.